Didsbury Viking Explorer Scout Unit Centenary Camp 25th – 28th May 2007 Linnet Clough Over the weekend of Friday 25th – Monday 28th May, the whole of Scouting in the UK will be camping. Ok, that may be hard to believe, but this weekend is the official camps to celebrate the Centenary of Scouting. Up and down the country, in all areas of the UK, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be celebrating 100 years of Scouting, and Didsbury Viking Explorer Scouts will be no different! The Greater Manchester East Centenary Camp has been years in the planning, and for those Cubs who remember the ‘Commonwealth’ Camp a few years back, this will be a camp on massive scale… with the activities to go with it. As I type this information, I’m still quite in the dark myself about just what activities will be going on over the 4 days of the camp. What I do know is that over £5000 has been spent on deposits for activities, and there will be a massive range of activities for all our members to try. There will be activities from morning to night, all throughout the bank holiday weekend, along with three nights of camping, and fun activities with the members of the group. There will be three different ‘sub camps’ and the districts that make up Greater Manchester East will be split into these sub camps. We are in the Curlew Sub Camp, along with 600 other members. Already there are over 2000 Scout attending, making this the biggest ever event in the history of Greater Manchester East. Unfortunately this camp is at a bad time for Explorers due to exams, however it is the first week of the half-term holidays! You have two options, or more, as Explorers, they are as follows: Whole Weekend You can come for the whole weekend, and experience an amazing time! This will be the biggest camp you will ever be on as Scouts apart from the Jamboree! The cost for the whole weekend will be approximately £50 this includes all activities, food, accommodation and insurance! Didsbury Viking Explorer Scout Unit Headquarters: The Lodge, School Lane, Didsbury, Website : www.dvesu.co.uk Explorer Scout Leader: Rhys Beynon Mobile 07971 023946 email email@example.com Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders: Tom Chambers, Chris Ashford, Emily Hartley Affiliated Groups : 2/88th South Manchester District Commissioner: Ian Carey Manchester South District Founder Robert Baden-Powell Day Visitors You can attend on any of the days, however the suggested days for Explorers are Sunday and Monday. Day Visitors will cost approx. £18 and again this will be for food, activities and insurance! Payment Schedule Paid by 03/04/07 All payments are non-refundable. To make it nice and easy please follow the following: 1) Please select the number of days you are coming 2) Please fill in the attached form and return. 3) Please return the correct payment, as outlined above. Cheques payable to DVESU. 4) If you cannot make next Wednesday (28th), letters will be given out then, please send to: 2 Veronica Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6SU Greater Manchester East Centenary Camp – May 2007 – Booking Form Yes! I would like to attend the GME Centenary Camp at Linnet Clough! Name: _______________________________ Date Of Birth: _______________ Address: _______________________________ _______________________________ Post Code: ________________ Telephone: _________________________ Mobile: ___________________ Email: _________________________ Days attending*: [WHOLE WEEKEND] [SATURDAY] [SUNDAY] [MONDAY] *Delete as appropriate Day Visitors Campers My child (named above) will attend the camp as a day My child (named above) will attend the camp as a visitor. I enclose my £18 fee per day. I understand all camper. fees paid are non-refundable. I enclose a £15 deposit, and will pay two further During the event I can be contacted on the following installments of £15 and £20, one by 25/4/07 and telephone number(s) should the need arise: finally 16/5/07. I understand that all fees paid are _______________________________________ non-refundable, should I pull out of the camp. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ During the event I can be contacted on the following telephone number(s) should the need I will receive further instructions upon payment nearer arise: the time of the camp ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Please complete the rest of the form. I will receive further details of the camp in the next few weeks. Please complete the rest of the form. Health Information Please detail any special needs that may affect your child during the camp: ___________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Please detail any food allergies, medicine allergies or other relevant information: _______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Please detail any special dietary needs: _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Has your child been in contact with any infectious diseases in the last 3 weeks? _______________________ Please detail any medication currently being taken: ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Date of last tetanus immunisation? ___________________________________________________________ Name, address and telephone number of own doctor: ____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ I understand that the Camp Leader reserves the right to send any participants home if necessary. If it becomes necessary for my child Confirmation to receive medical treatment and I cannot be contacted by telephone I give permission for my child to attend the camp. I or any other means to authorise this, I hereby give my general have read all the information issued about the consent to any necessary medical treatment and authorise the Scouter in charge of the camp to sign any document required by the forthcoming event: hospital authorities. Automatic insurance is not provided for items of high value or cash. Signed: ___________________ Print: ___________________ Note: The medical profession takes the view that parent’s consent to Date: ___/___/___ medical treatment cannot be delegated. This view is explicit in the Childrens Act 1989. Thus medical consent forms have no legal status and a doctor/nurse insisting on the consent of a parent for a particular Sometimes photos and video images of Scouts taking part in treatment has the right to do so. For this reason we do not activities are submitted to the local newspapers, the Unit, Group, recommend that leaders insist on parents signing the statement District or County newsletters and website or put on display. If you above. However it can be a comfort to medical staff to have general have any objections please indicate that you are not willing for consent in advance from parents, or have a Leader on hand able to your child's image to be used in this way by ticking the box: sign forms required by medical authorities.